22 year-old French beatmaker Fakear is a gifted student of electronic music, soon-to-be master. Trendland caught up with Fakear to get a little piece of his mind as he breaks down 6 song selections that have influenced his music in one way or another. After all, what better way to really get to know an artist and the elements of their sound.
But before we jump into it, first check out “Damas”, a perfect mix and illustration of Fakear’s hybrid style and various influences. The track comes off of his latest release Dark Lands EP which effortlessly confirmed the potential that the youngster showed us on his debut EP Morning in Japan released June 2013 on Nowadays Records.
Fakear is a delightful mix of chill-out electronic vibes, downtempo beats filled with exotic – sometimes oriental – vocals and instrumentals. The result is light, aerial and bound to take you on a journey. Discover influential 6 below.
Fakear’s Influential 6
1. Bonobo – Nothing Owed
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“This song hangs by a thin thread. It is a fragile and intimate balance of things, something small, that makes me take a step back and look at things with serenity.”
2. Rainstick Orchestra – Waltz for a Little Bird
3. Rainstick Orchestra - Waltz for A Little Bird - Rainstick Orchestra
“A bit of the same reasons as the previous song, but this one has a more childish and innocent vibe, which is what I look for in music. Something spontaneous and innocent. I’ve never heard something so simple and beautiful.”
3. Rone – Bye Bye Macadam
4. Rone - Bye Bye Macadam
“I was struck by this song when I first heard it. I first discovered Rone with the song “Parade” but I was completely captured by this song, for me it’s emotion at its purest state.”
4. Disclosure – You & Me (Flume Remix)
5. Disclosure - You & Me (Flume Remix) - Disclosure
“In french, I would say this is the “fattest” song in the world to me. I don’t know how he did/created this. It’s one of the craziest things I’ve heard, he brings everyone to his knees with this.”
5. Pink Floyd – Another Brick in The Wall (Part 1)
6. Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall Part - Pink Floyd
“All the rage in the world is in this guitar riff. Even if “Part 2″ is a massive and globally known hit, Parts 1 & 3 are for me, much more intimate and profound.”
6 – “Dayvan Cowboy” – Boards of Canada
7. Boards Of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy - Boards of Canada